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Maxine's Opus and Kawai Honeyberries

Maxine's Opus and Kawai Honeyberries

  • Easy-to-pick berries with sweet-tart flavor
  • Ripens before strawberries
  • Plants grow 5-6 ft. tall
  • Very cold-hardy plants
  • Good choice for edible landscape
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Product Description
Watch out blueberries! The honeyberry (also known as haskap berry) is a big and flavorful up-and-comer, especially in the Northern parts of the country, because of its ability to thrive in cooler climes. With its extra large and sweet fruit, Maxine's Opus is the pride of top berry breeder Dr. Maxine Thompson. Plant's open habit and big berries make it easy to pick. The Kawai Honeyberry is a strong grower that ripens very early. Long, blocky berry has a nice sweet-tart flavor. It's also a great pollinator for Maxine's Opus. Dormant. Zones 3-8.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Lonicera caerulea '139-24'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height: 4 1/2 - 5 feet
  • Spacing: 5 feet
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Spread: 4 1/2 - 5 feet
  • Color:Small, white flowers.
  • Foliage:The leaves are borne in opposite pairs on the stems. Short, oblong, medium green in color.
  • Depth:Plant base at soil level, so all roots all well covered by soil.
  • Blooms:Early Spring
  • Yield: A 6-year-old plant will produce approximately 10 lbs. Smaller harvests will be produced in early years. Possible to bear fruit as early as year two.
  • Fruit: Large, elongated fruit, average 2-3 grams each. Sweet, with very good flavor.
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Prune to shape and remove dead limbs in late winter or very early spring. Starting in the fourth year, remove old branches. Maintain the plant's open habit for good light penetration.
  • Form: Fruit, Honeyberry
  • Flowers: Small white flowers.
  • Pollinator: Need two varieties for cross pollination and increased fruit production. Kawai is a great pollinator for Maxine's Opus.
  • Size: Dormant
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts Seeds Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Select Perennials, Hibiscus & Iris Trees & Shrubs Select Strawberries
1A - 3B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
4A - 4B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
5A - 5B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
6A - 6B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
7A - 7B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
8A - 8B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
9A - 10B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 11/7/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/21/22
All Grow Zones:
10/24/2022
All Grow Zones:
10/03/2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A - 2A 5/10/22 - 10/28/22 5/10/22 - 10/28/22
2B - 3B 4/26/22 - 10/28/22 4/26/22 - 10/28/22
4A - 6A 4/12/22 - 10/28/22 4/12/22 - 10/28/22
6B - 7A 4/5/22 - 10/29/22 4/5/22 - 10/29/22
7B - 8B 3/8/22 - 10/28/22 3/8/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 2/22/22 -10/28/22 2/22/22 -10/28/22
Last Order Date 10/24/2022 10/24/2022

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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